Friday, October 4, 2013-Satin Sheets Romance Review of Upon Your Return by Marie Lavender
Title: Upon Your Return
Author: Marie Lavender
Author’s Website: www.marielavender.blogspot.com
Genre: Historical Romance
Length: 353 pages
Find It On: Amazon
Fara Bellamont has been back in society for a year after leaving Cluny Abbey, where her uncle sent her long ago. When he chooses a suitor for her for marriage, she fears that she will be forced to marry a stranger and live a miserable life.
But, Fara finds herself thrust into an adventure of a lifetime when unforeseen circumstances cause her to place her trust in a strange man for protection. His intervention not only saves her, but puts her in an even more compromising position.
Grant Hill, a trading captain, is enchanted by the young heiress not only because of her beauty, but because she is hardly conventional. Underneath her ladylike exterior lies a tigress. Grant cannot help but offer his protection as she is in need and he is far from immune from her charms.
Fara just never bargained on the passion that she feels for Grant Hill. As events unfold, she must decide whether her desires and the dictates of her heart should trump the rules of society in this exciting tale.
This was a well-researched, well-written historical romance, and I loved how the author shed some light on the oppression of not only the female gender, but of that of social classes.
Grant was every bit of the gallant hero in this story, and I loved how he took on the role of protector for Fara. He knew just when to step back, and let the heroine explore and grow as a person through her newest trial.
The conflict between hero and heroine in the beginning was compelling. However, I felt some disconnect with the couple in the middle, as Fara’s indecisiveness seemed to slow the bond between the couple. I felt it again, when Grant discovers that Gabriel is his son. There was no sign of an alpha at the declaration, but I was relieved to finally see the words “his family” in the story when they became threatened. That being said, there were many tender and heartfelt moments between Fara and Grant that I knew this was a couple destined to be together.
Overall, I enjoyed the story and loved the intrigue of the storyline. If you love historical romance, period clothing and the dictates of social propriety, then you will love Upon Your Return by Marie Lavender.
Satin Sheets Rating:
Satin Sheets Heat Rating: